Susan Allan

Oil & Mixed Media


My interest in art and creativity developed from my father, who, because of circumstances, didn’t have the opportunity to attend a formal institute. However, he never stopped drawing and painting throughout his life. It seemed to me to be a wonderful pursuit. But, like him, I didn’t study formally when I was younger, but never stopped doing it.

About 20 years ago when I realized how important it was to me I decided I would study seriously. To further develop my art skills, I attended many classes and workshops, mostly in the US, as this was where I found an excellent artist and teacher, David Leffel. It was truly inspirational watching him transform everyday objects into things of beauty.

I believe art should be beautiful and shared by everyone.